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Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

Today in the News Media

Today in the News Media is a synopsis of some of the most prominent coverage of OSU people and programs. Inclusion of any item constitutes neither an endorsement nor a critique, but rather is intended only to make the OSU community aware of significant items in the media.

Friday night game means parking challenges for OSU (Gazette-Times)

Friday night’s football game between Oregon State University and the University of Southern California will bring about 45,000 fans to Reser Stadium. On a weekday.

OSU holds bike safety campaign (KEZI)

That’s why Oregon State University held a bike safety campaign Wednesday to reach out to bicyclists to make sure drivers can see them. Be bright and be seen–that’s the message their spreading.

Swimming in devastation: OSU researchers study the lionfish invasion (OPB)

As one of the early leaders studying the lionfish invasion, Oregon State University joined other agencies in a deep-diving submersible to study the invasion of lionfish off the coast of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in September.

Oregon bringing up rear in earthquake preparedness (KMTR)

Oregon State University and eight partners from government and private industry this month began studies for the Cascadia Lifelines Program, a research initiative to help improve critical infrastructure performance during an anticipated major earthquake on the Cascadia subduction zone.

Too much oily fish a danger to health (The Scotsman)

Norman Hord, associate professor at the College of Public Health and Human Sciences at Oregon State University, said there was potential for negative effects at high consumption.

Hermiston to build $1.25 water main (The Daily News)

The East Oregonian reports the city will build a $1.25 million water main to the facility as part of its deal with Oregon State University’s Agricultural Research and Extension Center.

Agritourism requires additional coverage (Capital Press)

Some growers have visitors sign “hold harmless” waivers, in which they acknowledge the risk of entering the operation and waive claims for damages, said Melissa Fery, a small farms extension agent with Oregon State University.

First oceanographer to bottom of Mariana Trench to visit Newport (KVAL) 

Don Walsh, a pioneering oceanographer famous for his 1960 dive to the deepest part of the ocean, will visit Newport on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Walsh will give a free public lecture at Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center.

Climate change in cahoots with scum (Corvallis Advocate)

In the most recent issue of the journal Science, researchers from Oregon State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have focused their attention on a toxic species of Microcystis.

OSU Dad’s Weekend events begin Friday (Gazette-Times)

Oregon State University welcomes dads and families to a slate of events scheduled through Sunday.

Moum receives Henry Stommel Research Award (LIFE@OSU)

James N. Moum, professor in the College of Earth, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, has been given the 2014 Henry Stommel Research Award.

Fishful thinking: Top five reasons mermaids can’t exist (Deep Sea News)

 Shea is a graduate student at Oregon State University’s Marine Mammal Institute studying the behavioral ecology of pinnipeds. 


OSU Postdoc Appreciation Week (OPAW): Enjoy the celebration of the annual OPAW, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, hosted by the OSU Postdoctoral Association (OPA) and the Office of Postdoctoral Programs. The week will be filled with events, including the popular Postdoc Poster Session with wine and cheese, a vendor show, and a fundraiser at the Laughing Planet.

NEW! Halloween open house: OSU Printing and Mailing Services (P&M) is holding their Annual Halloween Open House at 100 Cascade Hall from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Open House will feature games, treats, prizes, and a Show Your Spirit costume contest with a prize for best use of orange and black. If you have any questions about the Open House, please contact lindsay.middleton@oregonstate.edu.

Former fugitive gives talk: Katherine Ann Power, a former fugitive who spent 23 years on the run from the FBI is returning to Corvallis to talk publically for the first time about her experiences as a student activist, a wanted criminal, and a woman who now embraces peace activism rather than violent revolution. She will speak at OSU on Oct. 31, noon in MU 206 on “Surrender: Guerrilla to Grandmother.”

Four Months in Kenya: At the Oct. 31 meeting of Triad, OSU’s faculty and staff club, Brooke and Joan Collison will discuss their experiences teaching last fall at Kenya Methodist University and the Methodist Church Kenya Children’s home respectively. Triad meets in the MU, room 213, from noon to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend free of charge and pay $11 if they have lunch. Contact Nick Houtman, 541-737-0783 to save a seat.

Faculty forum on OSU Divestment out of fossil fuel companies: This one hour (brown bag) noon-time forum will examine the upcoming proposed resolution to the faculty related to the OSU Foundation divestment out of fossil fuel investments.The final faculty forum will take place at noon Oct 31, Kidder 128. The proposed (draft) resolution that will be the subject of discussion and vote by the Faculty Senate later in the quarter.

Director of Shared Services forum: The Director of Shared Services is responsible for the oversight and guidance of OSU’s Business Centers. Candidates will answer the question,”Given the unique position OSU is in related to changes in our governance (i.e. we will have an independent Board as of July, 2014), what implications and opportunities does that have regarding our balance between risk, compliance and customer service?” followed by 45 minutes for questions and answers.  Mark Johnson: Thursday, Oct. 31, 2 2:15 –3:15 pm, MU, JPLC Journey Room

Advocacy in Science: “Scientific Assertions that Muddle Ecological Policy,” Oct. 31, 4-4:50 p.m., Richardson Hall 313

NEW! Trick or Treat @ the Memorial Union: Spend the evening or start or end your Trick or Treating in the Memorial Union! Free food, games, movies, karaoke, and gathering spaces. Oct. 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., MU West Wing/ The Commons and the Basement.  Bowling, billiards, Wii games, and swag giveaway.

Upcoming events

NEW! Steinway Piano Concert Series: Joyce Yang, Nov. 3, 4 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 at the door. Students 8-18 and college students free with ID. Tickets online at www.tickettomato.com. Information: corvallispiano.org

Music à la Carte: Kenji Bunch, viola, and Monica Ohuchi, piano, MU Lounge. Nov. 1, noon. For more information: oregonstate.edu/cla/music/music-la-carte-concert-series

Toastmasters: The Oregon State Toastmasters Club 3722 is having their Open House on Nov. 1, at noon at the Valley Library, Room 1420.

Oregon State University welcomes football Hall of Famer, Dick Butkus to campus on Friday, Nov. 1:  A Q&A session with the legendary linebacker will be held in the Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center at 12:30 p.m.  The presentation will be made up entirely of your questions.  For more details, or to submit a question visit http://oregonstate.edu/urm/events/butkus.  Here, you can also find more details regarding parking and a chance to win a personalized football signed by Dick Butkus!  Free and open to the public.

Tailgaiting: A healthy tailgating event will be held before the Nov. 1 home game against the visiting Trojans of USC. Beaver fans can stop by the PacificSource Healthy Life Vehicle located at Reser Plaza from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 1 to sample winning recipes from the Moore Family Center’s recent GridIron Chef Contest – while learning how to prepare a healthy tailgate snack.

OSUsed Store Saturday Sale: Come by our public sale Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon at 644 SW 13th St. We have sales every first Saturday of the month in addition to our Wednesday sales. Personal purchases must be made during public sales, but departments may shop on most weekdays; learn more on our website.

Brunch with Dick Butkus: Nov. 2, 8:30 to 11 a.m., MU Ballroom, tickets are $18 – limited number available. MUPC brings NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus to the Dad’s Weekend Brunch! Come and hear Dick Butkus speak about his life and career in football, answer questions from fans, and grab a picture with him too! All while enjoying a catered brunch for just $18. Tickets can be purchased in MU 103 Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Dad’s Weekend Comedy Show: Nov. 2, 6:30 to 9 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center, tickets are $34-38. The Dad’s Weekend Comedy Show is back! This year’s show will feature stand-up comedian Tom Cotter, runner up winner for “America’s Got Talent”, as well as Dave Anderson, a stand up comedian that appeared on Comedy Central, “Star Search” and current co-host of “The Mark and Dave Show” on 1190 KEX radio in Portland. Tickets can be found at http://oregonstate.edu/mupc/dads-and-family-weekend

Lectures and webinars

NEW! Masculinity, Fatherhood, and Family Panel: What does it mean to ‘be a man’? A panel discussion with OSU men about creating a better world for men, women and children. Come talk about fatherhood and family. A Dad’s and Family Weekend event hosted by Men’s Development and Engagement. Saturday Nov, 2; 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.; MU 206. For accommodations contact tyler.reisnaur@oregonstate.edu

NEW! The Power of Your Story: The Coalition for Community Dialogue invites OSU students to apply online for our free fall training taking place on Nov. 16, from 10-4. Priority deadline is Nov 4. There is power in telling your story and in listening to the stories of others. For more information or for accommodations, contact: Community.Dialogue@oregonstate.edu or 541-737-9857.

NEW! Fisheries and wildlife Monday morning meetings: Doug Markle, Department of Fisheries & Wildlife, OSU, will speak on”Year class formation or why baby fish die,” at 10 a.m., Nov. 4, in Nash Hall Room 32. Open to the OSU community.

NEW! Department of Food Science and Technology fall seminar: Neil Shay, Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, will speak on “Bioactive Phytochemicals: Antioxidants or Functional Ligands?” Nov. 4, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Wiegand 132.

NEW! Africa Initiatives Meeting:  Speaker Dr. Kenneth Maes, School of Language, Culture and Society, ” The Lives and Labor of Community Health Workers in Ethiopia ,”Wed., Nov. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in Valley Library – Willamette East (3622)  If you would like to join the Africa Initiatives listserv, please subscribe here.  Questions? contact Julie.walkin@oregonstate.edu.

NEW! Accessibility Basics for the Web: Learn how to make websites accessible to people with disabilities. We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees with website responsibilities are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered on Nov. 14 and Dec. 6.

NEW! Accessibility Basics for Electronic Documents: Learn how to make documents accessible to people with disabilities. The session will focus on broad concepts, but also on specific related software features in Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat Pro (PDF). We’ll also discuss the OSU Policy on Information Technology Accessibility. All are welcome, employees who create and maintain documents on public OSU websites are encouraged if they have not attended yet. Register for a session, offered on Nov. 25 and Dec. 5.

Monthly Cayuse Administrative Support Training: This training is intended for frequent users with moderate skill level who regularly support research efforts throughout OSU.  The format is question and answer with content driven largely by the attendees. Friday, Nov. 1, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in MU 211

The State of Our Mental Health: CAPS invites you to a presentation of the OSU Healthy Minds Study results. Learn about the mental health status and needs of OSU students at this open forum. Presented by Sandi Cleveland, MPH. Sponsored by CAPS on behalf of the OSU Mental Health Initiative. Friday, Nov 1, noon to 1:30 p.m. MU Journey Room.

The Godfather of Zin: Joel Peterson, the inaugural recipient of the College of Science Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, founder of Ravenswood Winery, will speak at OSU Friday, Nov. 1, 3 p.m., in ALS 4001. Hosted by the OSU Department of Microbiology.

Psychology colloquium: “Vierordt’s Law and Uncertainty,” Nov. 1, 4 p.m., Room 111, Reed Lodge. Larry Ryan of OSU will present as part of the School of Psychological Science Colloquium. For more information on the colloquium series, please see the SPS homepage: http://oregonstate.edu/cla/psych_science

School of Psychological Science Fall Colloquium Series: Larry Ryan will speak on Vierordt’s Law and Uncertainty, Nov. 1, 4 to 5 p.m., Reed Lodge 111.

Fall Climate Social: Climate Change Success Stories.  The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute and the Environmental Arts and Humanities Initiative invite you to gather together across the disciplines on Monday, Nov. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the LaSells Stewart Center, LSC Ag Production Room.  Space will be limited, so please be sure to RSVP here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/5B93JQ6

Zoology seminar: Miguel Cañedo – OSU Zoology, postdoc (Lytle Lab), will speak on”Water & Salt: Drivers of Stream Invertebrate Community Structure,” Nov. 4, 3:30 p.m, ALS 4001.

Fall Cayuse New User Training:  This training is appropriate for new faculty, new staff or those seeking a refresher on the proposal management system.  A step by step overview of the proposal creation process is presented, highlighting tips, tricks and shortcuts, as well as an explanation of the distinction between 424 and SP functionalities.  Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 1-3 p.m. in MU 211

Forest Ecosystems and Society seminar: Kathleen Dean Moore, Distinguished Professor Emeritus with the School of History, Philosophy and Religion, will discuss Ethics in Advocacy at 4 p.m., Nov. 7, in Richardson Hall 313.

Experiencing Wine: Lessons for the Enthusiastic Beginner:  Elizabeth Tomasino, Assistant professor of Enology, is offering a two-week accelerated program in wine evaluation and tasting. The program begins on Dec. 3 in Wiegand 238 at 6:30 p.m.  Registration is $250, with a 10% discount for OSU faculty and staff.  For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/HdCCtn. Pre-registration is required.

News for Employees

NEW! Meat center: The Clark Meat Science Center’s retail store is open every Friday, from 1-5:30 p.m..  Located off of Campus Way, behind the Motor Pool, the meat lab offers a variety of meat products developed and crafted by OSU students. Products include fresh retail cuts, fresh and cooked sausages, hickory smoked bacon, jerky, and dry-cured products. For more information, including pricing and availability, call 541-737-1927.

NEW! Perfect storm: Three big events are happening this week, Halloween, Beaver Nation Football home game and Dad’s and Family Weekend.  The student community is spreading the word on how beavers can #beSAFE, #beSMART, #takeCARE and #thinkCOMMUNIT and #beBEAVERBOLD!  Three students from the Student Events and Activities Center (SEAC); Vania Alfitri, Alan Louie and Fatima Alramadhan have created a video to get the word out. http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/muatosu/2013/10/28/week-5-perfect-storm/

Calling all OSU Employee Artists: The Annual Classified and Professional Faculty Art Exhibit co-sponsored by the Association of Office Professionals (AOP) is accepting submission/registration to the 2013/2014 show. Share your talent and creativity with the campus for display at the LaSells Stewart Center. The last day for submissions is Nov. 15, noon. http://oregonstate.edu/ua/events/classified-and-professional-staff-art-exhibit

Farewell for Jeffrie Husband: The College of Forestry would like to honor and thank Jeffrie Husband for her 28 years of remarkable service, friendship and patience. Amanda Landis (in the FES Office, 321 Richardson Hall) has cards available to sign and is accepting donations for a gift. Donations will be accepted through Nov. 15. Her last day is Nov. 22. She has declined a party but invites people to stop in and see her before she leaves.

2013 Joy Drive: Childcare and Family Resources is looking for sponsors (departments, individuals, clubs, etc.) to buy gifts for the children of student parents at OSU this holiday season. For more information and to sign up to be a sponsor contact Childcare and Family Resources at familyresources@oregonstate.edu.

Keck Foundation – Call for Concept Papers: The Keck Foundation seeks to support outstanding basic research in science, engineering and medicine that will have a significant impact in solving complex issues and problems. The Foundation strives to fund endeavors that are distinctive and novel in their approach. Guidelines: http://oregonstate.edu/research/incentive/keck-foundation. Information: Martha Coleman, OSU Foundation at Martha.Coleman@oregonstate.edu. Deadline: Nov. 18.

Traffic and Maintenance

Jefferson St.: Due to the Wicked Westside Halloween event, the road between Intramural Lane and Jefferson St. will be closed Oct. 31 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Parking on campus Nov. 1: A rare weekday home football game will complicate parking on campus Nov. 1. Employees are encouraged to utilize alternative transportation that day, or to park either in designated parking areas (see map here:http://www.flickr.com/photos/oregonstateuniversity/10275103273/ ) or at the Benton County Fairgrounds between noon and 5 p.m. (a free shuttle to and from campus will be provided during those hours). For more detailed information on which lots are open and closed to faculty and staff on Nov. 1, see http://bit.ly/1fYf1vS

Fairbanks: Vacuum excavation for a new water line along the sidewalk north of Fairbanks Hall will require an approximate 4-week sidewalk closure.  ADA access to Fairbanks Hall will remain open by using the south-accessed (at Jefferson Street) parking lot on the west side of Fairbanks.  The two ADA parking spaces and lift for the building will be available for the duration of the sidewalk closure, Oct. 21-Nov. 25.


To apply for the below positions, visit http://jobs.oregonstate.edu unless otherwise specified.

The School of Civil and Construction Engineering is currently recruiting for a 1.00 FTE fixed-term Faculty Research Assistant, Posting # 0011200.  Closes Oct. 31.

Research Coordinator.  OSU Zoology Department invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed term position PISCO-ODFW Marine Science Integration Researcher for a two-year project.  This is a new position that will serve as a formal bridge between Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Marine Reserves Program and the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. Posting #0011408.  For full consideration: apply by Oct. 31.

Information Technology Manager  – The Office of Enrollment Management invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term Information Technology Manager position. Posting # 0011421. Closes Oct 31.

The College of Engineering Undergraduate Programs Office is accepting applications for one full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011469. Closes Nov. 1.

OSU International Degree & Education Abroad (IDEA) is hiring an Administrative Program Assistant.  This is a full time classified position. Posting # 0011513. Closes Nov. 3.

Office Specialist 2 –  Oregon Sea Grant at Hatfield Marine Science Center invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, Office Specialist 2 position. Posting # 0011512. Closes Nov 3.

Food Service Worker 3 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 3 position.  Posting #0011490.  Closes Nov. 4.

Grants/Contracts Coordinator– The College of Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Grants/Contracts Coordinator position. Posting # 0011476. Full consideration date, Nov. 1; Closes Nov. 6.

OSU Extended Campus is seeking a Project Coordinator. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term professional faculty position. Posting # 0011474. Closes Nov. 3.

The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture. This position will serve Benton, Lane and Linn Counties, with primary responsibility for community horticulture. The primary work station will be either Benton or Linn County Extension office and will be determined in consultation with the West Central Regional Administrator. Posting # 0011448. Closes Nov. 3.

The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University seeking an Assistant Professor of Practice. This position is located in McMinnville. This is a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, fixed-term faculty position in the College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Horticulture. This position will serve Yamhill County with primary responsibility for community horticulture. Posting # 0011447. Closes Nov. 3.

Food Service Worker 2 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 2 position.  Posting #0011489. Closes Nov. 4.

Medical Aide-Student Health Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month Medical Aide. Posting #0011485. Closes Nov. 4.

Human Resources Manager– The University Administrative Business Center invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Human Resources Manager position. Posting #0011486. Closes Nov. 4.

Bioenergy Advisor— The College of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Bioresource Research invites applications for a part-time (0.75 FTE), 12-month, Advisor position.  Posting #0011501.  Apply by Nov. 5.

Food Service Worker 3 – University Housing & Dining Services invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 10-month, Food Service Worker 3 position.  Posting #0011496.  Closes Nov 5.

The Office of the Dean of Student Life invites applications for the position of Student Care Administrative Program Specialist.  This is a 12-month, 1.0 FTE classified appointment.  Posting # 0011493.  Closing Nov. 10.

Administrative Program Specialist– The Office of Dean of Students invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, Administrative Program Specialist position. Posting # 0011493. Closes Nov 10.

The College of Education is currently recruiting for a part time Office Specialist 2 position. Posting #0011483.  Closes Nov. 12.

Director-Strategic Development– The School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, professional faculty position. Posting # 0011518. Closes Nov. 12.

Advisor-Academic– The College of Business invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, Advisor position. Posting # 0011516. Full consideration date, Nov. 8; Closes Nov. 15.

The College of Veterinary Medicine invites applicants for a full-time (1.0 FTE) 12-month, Student Services Coordinator position.  Posting #0011367.  Apply by Nov. 15.

The College of Forestry is recruiting for a Professor and Department Head, in the Department of Forest Ecosystems and Society (FES). The College of Forestry seeks an established and broad thinking scholar, an effective and inspiring leader, and a highly competent administrator for this position. FES is an energized and interdisciplinary department containing leading scholars whose expertise ranges from the biophysical to the social sciences, from policy to ethics. Posting #0011321. Closes Nov. 15.

Research Program Administrator, College of Forestry, Oregon State University. F/T. Reports to the Director of Research. Identifies and pursues funding opportunities. Manages the pre-award grants, contracts, and agreements efforts of Forestry faculty and research cooperatives. Posting #0011519. Closes Nov. 18.

Regional Network Director – OSU Alumni Association invites applications for a full-time, alumni relations professional to develop, lead and manage regional volunteer networks and alumni programs in Oregon (other than Portland) and Boise, ID. Position description and application info at: www.osualum.com/jobs


Corvallis: As rain showers return today, there may be some sad and soggy goblins out there tonight but don’t worry, most of you won’t melt. High of 59 today and low of 42 tonight. Clearer tomorrow. As a special treat, here’s a seasonal limerick from OSU’s Kevin Ahern:  “It’s time for a standing ovation, The witch has a full education, And thanks all her buddies, Who helped with the studies, She just passed her hexamination.”

Central Oregon: Slight chance of showers today with a high of 57 and a low of 34. Sunny tomorrow.

Newport: Showers, mainly early today. High of 56, low of 45. Clearer on Friday.

Statewide: For OSU employees around the state, find your local forecast here: http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/

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